Hat Box

Collection Type

  • Household Accessories

Date

1830-1850

GUSN

GUSN-11456

Description

Oval pasteboard hat box covered with block printed classical wallpaper. It shows a Roman figure in a chariot pulled by a team of two griffins along a tree lined road, littered by overturned amphoras. In shades of pink, brown and green on a yellow ground. The lid has a related classical pattern of swags and flower festoons strung between balusters.

Details

Descriptive Terms

hatboxes
accessories
pasteboard (paper)
wallpapers
figure- and animal-derived motifs
allegory (artistic device)
chariots (carriages)
Classical Revival (European revival style)
Particle Board
Wallpaper
Classical Revival
Allegorical Figure
Chariot
Griffin
BOX, HAT

Associated Building

Original to Cogswell's Grant (Essex, Mass.),

Maker

Unknown

Object Type

Personal Gear

Dimensions

11 1/2 x 17 (HxW) (inches)

Credit Line

Gift of Bertram K. and Nina Fletcher Little

Accession Number

1992.678